Laneway Festival have unveiled the set times for its 2023 edition, with the festival set to kick off on February 4th in Brisbane.
The festival, which was postponed for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will feature headliners Haim, Joji, and Phoebe Bridgers, among others.
Turnstile have had to withdraw from the Sydney and Brisbane legs due to a scheduling conflict arising with the band attending this year’s Grammy Awards. Taking place in Los Angeles on February 5th, the band have been nominated for three categories: Best Rock Performance, Best Metal Performance, and Best Rock Song.
Despite their absence from the Sydney and Brisbane legs, the band will still be appearing at the Auckland, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth legs of the festival. They’ve also added a sideshow at Brisbane’s Fortitude Music Hall for February 19th, and rescheduled their previously sold-out Melbourne and Sydney headline dates, also moving to bigger venues.
The Melbourne show, which was set to take place on February 3th, has moved from the Northcote Theatre to the Forum and is now set for February 14th. The Sydney date, originally scheduled for February 9th, has been rescheduled to February 16th and moved from the Metro Theatre to the Enmore Theatre. Waitlist pre-sale for those dates will begin this Thursday (January 19th) from 10am, with general tickets going on sale the following day at the same time.
In addition to Turnstile’s rescheduled dates, Laneway organisers have announced a handful of line-up additions in select cities. Hockey Dad and Julia Jacklin will both perform at the Brisbane and Sydney legs of the festival, with Jacklin also performing at the Melbourne date on February 11.
Andy Garvey and Sophiya have also joined the Sydney date, with Jono Ma DJing at the Brisbane edition. IN2STELLAR and Tentendo will be DJing the Melbourne edition, with rapper Dallas Woods appearing at the Perth leg on February 12.
Turnstile frontman Brendan Yates said, “We’re disappointed that we won’t be able to play Laneway in Sydney and Brisbane, but we’re so honoured to be nominated for a Grammy and can’t wait to represent our band, our fans, and our genre at the awards ceremony. We’re still playing all the other Laneway dates, plus a sideshow in Brisbane and two rescheduled headline shows. We can’t wait to get back onstage and play songs from our latest album ‘TIME & SPACE’, as well as some of our older favourites.”